it has occurred to me that i should plant a garden whose sole purpose is to give me a selection of winter subjects for STILL. a winter garden where each plant is considered for its winter photogenic qualities. it’s not a bad idea, and it wouldn’t be hard for me to come up with the plants that should be included. the problem is, we just get a little too much snow here. our winter gardens, no matter how well curated, are buried under 2-3 feet of snow for most of january, february, and march. this year, the snow is melting early, and i am starting to see last year’s stems sleepily poking up out of the receding snow. today i found this gem. i couldn’t have been happier if i planted it myself.
wild sunflower stem in winter